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KDI School Bookshelf #1: Book Recommendations by Alumni

22 Jan, 2021 KDIS News Center 1,233

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader” – Margaret Fuller.

Looking for more good books to read? Browsing bestseller lists on the internet? KDI School Alumni recommend books which enable us to become a future leaders. If you have run out of books to read, look through this alumni reading lists!


1. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Make this time a period of new friendships, joy and highs in every dimension of your life. (Akhror Burkhanov, 2015 MDP)



2. Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

The books shine a light on the importance of education. (Chimmi Wangmo, 2014 MDP)




3. Everything Is F*cked: A Book about Hope by Mark Manson
Dare, Face your fears, Learn from your mistakes, set goals and achieve them and be humble! (Lily Asiimwe, 2016 MPM)




4. Invisible Women:Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
by Caroline Criado Perez
We should reflect upon how our societies have been male-orientedly constructed. (Sun Ha Ahn, 2013 MDP)




5. Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace by John C. Maxwell
Growth doesn’t just happen. you have to pursue it. (Kelera Ravono, 2016 MDP)




6. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential. (Sokhom Ny, 2009 MPP)




7. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by K. Anders Ericsson
Commitment, clear objectives, and purposeful practice make a master! (Lesly Yohana Rubio Campos, 2013 MPP)




8. Rational Lives: Norms and Values in Politics and Society by Dennis Chong
Understanding how behavior and norms can interact is vital. (Manuel Eduardo Gonzalez Ramos, 2015 MDP)




9. Small Data: The Tiny Clues That Uncover Huge Trends
by Martin Lindstrom
A combination of psychology,behaviorism,and culture can determine a product’s success. (Polina Plamenova Petkova, 2010 MPM/PM)



10. Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
by Dan Gardner & Philip E. Tetlock
Forecasting is an important part of our lives and even used unknowingly sometimes. (Boya Yu, 2015 MPP)





The Globe – KDI School Yearzine 2020